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Learning More About Syeda Indications

How Does Syeda Work?

Syeda prevents pregnancy primarily by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). However, it also prevents pregnancy in two other, minor ways. It changes the cervical mucus (the fluid of the cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus that is connected to the vagina), making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. It also alters the lining of the uterus (the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
 
Syeda is different from traditional birth control pills in an important way. The progestin that it uses (drospirenone) is closely related to spironolactone, a medication used as a diuretic ("water pill").
 
Drospirenone has anti-androgenic activity, which means that it works against testosterone and other "male" hormones. All women have a small amount of these "male" hormones that can cause acne and other problems. Also, drospirenone may increase the level of potassium in your blood, which can be a problem for some women.
 

Is It Safe for Children and Teens?

Syeda is approved for use in women of reproductive age. This means that it is not approved for use in girls who have not yet had their first menstrual period.
 

Can It Be Used Off-Label?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than contraception. This would be known as an "off-label" use. At this time, Syeda is used off-label to treat the following conditions:
 
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Acne (see Yasmin and Acne, as Syeda is a generic version of Yasmin)
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
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